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Student Research Paper

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Spring 2022

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War and conflict are significant events that hold a reasonable possibility to alter countries and their cultural populations. These transforming effects can come in many forms, ranging from mental trauma to the abandonment or modification of culture and its ideals. In this illustration, perhaps no group has endured the same everlasting detrimental effects as the Native Americans and their underlying consequences stemming from World War 2. These detriments can be seen in the form of erratic drunken or violent behavior and forgotten traditions. On the contrary, these effects may have at one time been diminished and replaced by the gratitude of their perceived former oppressor. In her work Ceremony, Indigenous author Leslie Marmon Silko has displayed these differentiating effects. Thus the goal is to outline the varying effects of war on the Native American culture and individuals in Ceremony.


Written for ENG 113: Writing In and About the Native American Tradition

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